Non-Surgical Treatments

The TGA released new regulations on the cosmetic injectable industry On 7th March 2024. These new guidelines prohibit us from using terms such as “anti-wrinkle injections” or “dermal fillers” due to them being prescription only medicine & it is a breach to advertise prescription medicines.

This means we can no longer share online details of our services, before & after treatment pictures for you to observe, nor the pricing of the various treatments we have on offer.

We understand that it can be frustrating as a client that you are unable to see results, pricing, or obtain any information over social media and websites when seeking out treatments.

Please understand that we are not being secretive or misleading in any way and we welcome you to visit us in person so that we can disclose any information you may have including treatment options and pricing tailored to your concerns. Book in a consultation via our booking site (click Enquire Now button).

Psychological benefits of cosmetic therapy.

Cosmetic beauty treatments offer a range of psychological benefits that extend beyond physical enhancement. These treatments can significantly boost self-esteem and confidence, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable and positive about their appearance. By addressing specific aesthetic concerns, such as skin imperfections or signs of aging, cosmetic procedures can alleviate anxiety and improve overall mental well-being.

Additionally, the process of engaging in self-care through these treatments fosters a sense of control and empowerment, contributing to reduced stress levels and enhanced mood. Overall, cosmetic beauty treatments can play a vital role in promoting a positive self-image and emotional health.

Possible Side Effects to Consider

While cosmetic beauty treatments can offer benefits, they also come with potential side effects that should be carefully considered. Common side effects include temporary discomfort, swelling, and redness, particularly after procedures like chemical peels, laser treatments, or injections. More serious risks, though less frequent, include infections, scarring, and allergic reactions, which can occur if the body's immune system responds negatively to substances used in treatments.

Additionally, there is a possibility of unsatisfactory results, leading to further emotional distress and the need for corrective procedures. It's crucial for individuals to thoroughly research and consult with qualified professionals to understand the risks and ensure safe and effective treatment outcomes.

Body Dysmorphia

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental health condition where individuals have an obsessive focus on perceived flaws or defects in their physical appearance, which are often minor or even invisible to others. This preoccupation can lead to significant distress and impair daily functioning, often resulting in repetitive behaviours such as mirror checking, excessive grooming, or seeking reassurance about their looks.
Promoting cosmetic treatments to individuals with body dysmorphia is considered immoral for several reasons:

    1. Exploitation of Vulnerability

      Individuals with BDD are particularly vulnerable due to their distorted self-perception. Marketing cosmetic procedures to them exploits their psychological condition for financial gain, rather than addressing their underlying mental health needs.

    2. Ineffectiveness and Potential Harm

      Cosmetic treatments often fail to satisfy individuals with BDD, as their perceived flaws are rooted in psychological, not physical, issues. This can lead to repeated procedures, escalating emotional distress, and worsening of BDD symptoms.

    3. Ethical Responsibility

      Healthcare providers such as Absolute Cosmetics have an ethical duty to do no harm. Offering or promoting cosmetic treatments to BDD sufferers goes against our principals, as it can exacerbate the condition rather than providing the necessary psychological support and treatment.

    Instead, individuals with BDD are encouraged to seek mental health treatment, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), which has been shown to be effective in addressing the underlying cognitive distortions and behaviours associated with the disorder .


Please discuss any concerns with your therapist, including being open regarding prior allergic or other reactions to therapy, or if you consider you have have, or have been advised you may have BDD.

If you decide to proceed, you may consider starting with a minor procedure to reduce the risks and be confident that the processes are in your best interests.